August 17, 2017

Finnish sisterhood also on display in Toronto

Produced by Helsinki-filmi, Miami follows the exploits of two sisters who find themselves in peril not long after reuniting.
Produced by Helsinki-filmi, Miami follows the exploits of two sisters who find themselves in peril not long after reuniting.
Sami Kuokkanen/ Helsinki-filmi

Following on from its success at home, Finnish drama Miami is to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.

Directed by Zaida Bergroth, Miami is a survival story about two sisters who reunite and try to make up for lost years.

Little does the younger of the pair know that her brilliant but irresponsible show-dancer sister is in trouble. This leads to a thrilling story set among glitter and glamour that soon turns into a run for their lives.

“The international premiere is a great reward for everybody in the crew, but especially for the leading actors Krista Kosonen and Sonja Kuittinen, who brought the story alive,” says Bergroth.

Produced by Helsinki-filmi, Miami joins another Finnish movie selected to premiere at TIFF, Euthanizer.

Also set to screen in Toronto are Aki Kaurismäki‘s acclaimed The Other Side of Hope and Erkki Kureniemi‘s experimental short film Firenze, which premiered back in 1970.

 

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